October 22nd, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
As fatalities and other severe incidents (i.e., lagging indicators) decrease and proactive H&S initiatives (i.e., leading indicators) increase, it is imperative to make use of the day-to-day information mine sites collect to reveal at-risk trends that the industry is facing. Currently, the use of informational risk management tools to help mines learn from mistakes and check performance in real time does not exist in the industry. To that end, we discuss the possible use of mobile technology to not only engage the workforce, but also assist with safety big data collection for the industry. Upon using mobile technology to collect and store big data, it is possible to aggregate, analyze, and verify health, safety, and risk-based leading indicators that are critical to preventing the occurrence of incidents or onset of disease. The end goal of using these big data sets is to be able to operationalize how mines can make improvements and measure progress among any “problem” element within their organizational health and safety management system (HSMS). However, to do this, we need feedback from industry experts. Please consider joining this session to learn about upcoming work and taking part in our big data workgroup.